Waterfalls in Coorg

Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Chelavara Falls, Burude falls, Mallalli Falls, Devarakolli Falls, Napandapole Falls and several others which are an excellent epitome of absolute serenity and tranquility.

Coorg or Kodagu, as the locals like to call it, is one of the most spectacular hill stations in South India. It is a majestic little town, located in the state of Karnataka, and renowned for its lush green hills, coffee estates, and crystal clear waterfalls that make for incredible drone shots. 

The gorgeous Coorg Waterfalls make brilliant spectacles of mist that you’ll surely regret if you miss. Surrounded by verdant greenery and featuring picturesque beauty, the falls offer the perfect place for a family picnic far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

Visit Coorg during the monsoon season to witness the spectacular beauty of its milky white waterfalls and indulge in adventurous activities like water rappelling, excursions, and trekking.

Here are some of the best waterfalls in Coorg:

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Abbey Falls

Abbey Falls
Just 7km away from Madikeri town you will find the most enticing Coorg Waterfalls. Surrounded by aromatic plantations of spice and coffee and thick lush forest, the water bullets raining down from 70 feet over the rocky formations show you the sculpting skills of one of the best artists, nature.

If you want to see the waterfall with all its might and glory, the monsoon season is the best time. The voluminous Cauvery river forms an unforgettable torrential spectacle down the rocks.

Distance from Coorg:
It is located at a distance of almost 6.7 km from Coorg bus stand.

Height: Is seated at an elevation of approximately 70 feet.

Best time to visit: The beauty of the waterfalls multiplies in monsoons, though it can be visited anytime, but the months from July to October are favorable.

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Iruppu Falls

Iruppu Falls
Of all the waterfalls in Coorg, Iruppu Falls is undeniably a scenic wonder which is a treat to the eyes. Seated elegantly along the border of Wayanad district, this segment of Brahmagiri range cascades down the rocky terrains.

One can jump-off from one rock to another, to get close to the gushing water. The suburbs of the falls are truly magical and extend a surrounding which is absolutely soothing.

Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 80.6 km from Coorg bus stand.

Height: The altitude of the fall is about 170 feet with two drops.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the Iruppu falls is from September to December.

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Mallalli Falls

Mallalli Falls

Dive in a state of elation with the magical view at Mallalli falls, which is unquestionably one of the most enticing waterfalls in Coorg. Oozing out from the Kumaradhara River, this place is just perfect to unlax and unwind away from the chaotic world, and let the freshness of the quarter bind you.

If you are traversing the region with your partner, then missing out on this place is just out of question, as the environs are apt for strengthening the bonds.

Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 65.2 km from Coorg bus stand.

Height: The elevation of the waterfall is about 200 feet.

Best time to visit: Mark the calendar from June and September, if you are planning to witness this fall.

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Chelavara Falls

Chelavara Falls
Next in the list of waterfalls in Coorg is Chelavara Falls. Formed by a stream of Kaveri, this waterfall displays a milky white appearance of water, descending down from atop.

When we hear the word waterfall, all we look for is refreshing air and cool water, and this waterfall is an excellent combination of both of these.

Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 45 km from Coorg bus stand.

Height: Seated at an elevation of 150 feet, this is a natural fall.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit this waterfall is from June to August when the monsoons outbreak.

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Burude Falls

Burude Falls
The short and slippery trek to Burude or Dodmane falls instantly pays off as you come across the serene waterfall. Among the Coorg waterfalls, it has an almost poetic beauty that bewitches you and is nothing short of a natural wonder.

Unlike the voluminous Abbey Falls, here a narrow stream of water makes its way down the rocky creeks to create a sight that might be a replica of paradise. Even during peak season, this waterfall doesn’t lose its tranquillity.

Distance from Coorg:
It is located at a distance of almost 28 km from Coorg bus stand.

Height: The waterfall descends down from a height of approximately 90 feet.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit this waterfall is from November to February.

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Napandapole Falls

Napandapole Falls

One of the most spectacular Coorg Waterfalls is the Nandapole Falls. With numerous obscure corners around the waterfall, your hiking bug won’t get enough of this place. Blanketed by three sub waterfalls, and some forest fencing makes it a great destination away from the regular crowded sites.

At Nandapole falls the water rains down from 120 feet over steep rocky surface which also makes it ideal for water rappelling and keeps the spark of adventure ignited within you.

Distance from Coorg:
It is located at a distance of almost 58 km from Coorg bus stand.

Height: Thi waterfall is seated at an altitude of almost 120 feet.

Best time to visit: When the monsoons outbreak, the beauty of the falls increases which make it the best time to visit the fall, that id from July to September.

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Devarakolli Falls

Devarakolli Falls

Marking its place in one of the most striking Coorg waterfalls, Devarakolli falls showcases a splendor which will put you under a spell with its realm.

This is something which you cannot afford to miss if you are tracing the region with your friends or family. The image of the waterfall is absolutely splendid and you can witness the tiny brooklets peeking from the greens.

Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 16 km from Coorg bus stand.

Height: Though, the height is too low that is, 75 feet but still this waterfall showcases breathtakingly beautiful views.

Best time to visit: With the onset of monsoons, the charm of the zone multiplies and months from July to September are well-suited.

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Devaragundi Falls

Devaragundi Falls

When it comes to tracing the list of waterfalls in Coorg, Devaragundi waterfalls is an unmissable part, as it extends picture-perfect views and it just one-of-its-kind. With the literal meaning “God’s pool”, it is a creation of streams of Thodikana.

Something which sets this apart is it can be reached by taking a small stroll through the jungles, where you can feel close to nature and experience the wilderness it owns.

Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 43.3 km from Coorg bus stand.

Height: The elevation of the waterfall is about 70 feet.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit this waterfall is from August to December, right after the monsoons.

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Onake Abbi Falls

Onake Abbi Falls

One of the most incredible of all the Madikeri waterfalls, this towering fall is a must-visit. The name given to the waterfall, due to its unbroken straight fall, means a wooden log that’s used to grind spices.

Thousands of people visit to see the power and grandeur of the falls and soak in the breathtaking beauty of the milky white curtains of water surrounded by lush foliage. They are reached after a short trek of 4-5 kilometres through a misty & dense rainforest starting from Someshwara.

Distance from Coorg: Approximately 209 kilometres.

Height: 400 ft.

Best time to visit: Post monsoon months of September-November to see the falls in their full splendour.


Lakshmana Tirtha Falls

Lakshmana Tirtha Falls

This waterfall, popularly known as Iruppu Falls, gets its name from the Lakshmana Tirtha River that starts from here. Nestled in the Brahmagiri Mountains and surrounded by lush foliage, this is amongst the most picturesque of all the Madikeri waterfalls.

They are revered by the locals due to their belief that these were created by Lakshmana to fetch water for Lord Rama. They believe that their waters clean one’s sins. Don’t miss to see the ancient Shiva Temple in the vicinity.

Distance from Coorg: Approximately 57 kilometres.

Height: 170 ft.

Best time to visit: Like all Madikeri waterfalls, they are the most breathtaking during the post-monsoon months of September-November.

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24 October 2015
Agnimitra Banerjee Trekking in Nishani Motte
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It was a very well organised trek by friendly and courteous hosts. Shahid, Danny, Habib and Avinash were great and were fun to trek with. Homestay near Shuntikoppa was beautiful with coffee plantations close-by and it was raining the whole time. Trek is an easy to medium range one. Except for the rain and leeches (which we were informed earlier) there is absolutely nothing to point out in the trek. We met many new people and it felt like college days all over again. Loved this trek and would definitely recommend it to everyone.
"Wow....It was a great trek. I must say Thanks to Thrillophilia and Special thanks to trekking team. We have enjoyed every moment of these 2 days and we will cherish these moments for our lifetime.The trek was not easy as we thought. Lot of sweat, efforts, rest breaks in between...But it wouldn't have been this much great, if it was not planned and executed the way the team did. Hats off to the guys Anjan and Harshit. They used their experience all the way. Set up a detailed, organized plan and executed the same very professionally. I can say, we are able to complete the trek with ease only because of their precision planning and execution. We enjoyed the trek as a whole and it would be difficult pick a few from the whole list. But I have tried to select the few activities/incidents/plans which made the big difference: 1) Tasty Home food: When you are sweating every step of the trek and Hungry like never before, only thing you want is tasty, healthy, sufficient home made food. Team provided all this at the right time. It was not the case for other teams. 2) Professional Planning: First day we trekked only half way took rest for the second half. And the next day, we started very early at 3 AM with the torch light. This was the the master plan, because under the Sun it is very difficult to trek KP. 3) It was like a family trip: We never felt Anjan and Harshit were outside people. They have treated, instructed, take care of us very well. 4) Proper Instructions: Team told us what to carry and what not to carry. They have briefed the detailed the plan well before. Given enough time for relaxing and they were very friendly in their behavior. 5) Personal Touch: Anjan has given his personal touch for every activity. He could have easily told to have food in Bhattara Mane. He could have told it is not possible to prepare Bajji and Papad on the mountains. But they have treated us like a family, did all the above and put is best efforts to make us happy. And early morning at 3AM prepared Ragi Malt to keep all of us energetic hike the mountain. 6) Enough: I have already written so many words. I will stop here. To put it in one word, the trekking was outstanding, simply superb and if you are passionate about trekking please try once. But better if you join the same tour operator as ours. They make it easy. They are very passionate and professional. All the best."
"IT was a good experience DANY the coordinator did very well the way he coordinate is superb hats off Dany"
08 January 2019
Hi this is keerthi vaasan, We are of 14 members for the trip. We reached at afternoon. The climate was really awesome. We started playing volleyball ball after long time. We played like this while we are in college. After some time we went for a trek on water falls. Really a fantastic ride. We took bath the water is nearly to freezing stage. I first really scared to go on. But after sometime my soul got sticked there. While returning from there only my body returned but my soul sticked out there. Food was really more delicious. They served with good respect. They are maintaining it in good way. The best palce to visit with frnds.
11 December 2019
We visited Coorg on family tour from Mumbai last year and it was a perfect holiday for us. My kids enjoyed a lot during this trip and my parents were enjoying with them. We visited all the major attractions of Coorg and then Ooty with Coonoor. We covered two of the most famous hill station of South and Thanks to THrillophilia for planning this out for us. Also, thanks to our driver for showing us all the beautiful places and taking our family photos.
We went to Coorg for a small vacation and we had a great time there. The weather was so pleasant. Everything was so well organized, the stay was comfortable and the food was also nice. We had so much fun at the elephant camp it was a nice experience, We even went to see the coffee estates and tasted the best coffee ever, The view from Raja's Seat is so mesmerizing. Thank you Thrillophilia for the memorable experience.
15 March 2020
Our guide was a nice and knowledgeable person, we enjoyed his company during the entire trek, he was explain everything so nicely and ore importantly he maintained the speed as per the group and managed to keep up on the clock too. the food was not so luxurious but was good and fresh so we also enjoyed it, overall a very nice experience, whenever I come here, will do it again. Thanks.
09 March 2020
It was our first time trekking and we chose Thrillophilia for the best reviews and also the budget suits us as compare to other websites. It was a completely unique experience although I am a sports person so I haven’t faced difficulty the guide helped almost all of the co-passengers, cheers to them and for trekking and camping.
27 February 2020
We wanted to do the trekking for a long time and Thrillophilia gave us the chance to do it. they arranged everything for us, from Transport and camps, the wonderful guide, and the food. We were satisfied with the service as it was on time and followed calmly. Very nicely managed and also we enjoyed the way also. Fabulous experience. Highly recommended.

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